Babel - Buenos Aires-34.618835, -58.370094
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Luxury Hotels in Argentina
The charming 3-star Babel is set in an exhibition area within a 15-minute walk of Plaza de Mayo. Since 1840, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Buenos Aires. Guests will enjoy a warm atmosphere created by professional staff.
The property is situated in San Telmo district, near Puerto Madero Waterfront. Guests can get to Buenos Aires city center, which is 2 km away.
The hotel is just a 15-minute walk from Constitución Railway train station, offering a direct train link to Airport. Jorge Newbery airport.
Within a 10-minute walk guests will find Independencia subway station.
Individual climate control, a storage space and a work desk are provided in all inviting rooms at Babel. The rooms also have parquetry flooring.
Eat & Drink
Start each day at the dining room with buffet breakfast. The property has a gastronomic restaurant for on-site dining. There is a café bar onsite. La Brigada is set 250 meters from the hotel.
The hotel features a library and a golf course. On-site fitness amenities include a gym and gymnastics classes.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
No parking available.
Year renovated: 2008. Number of rooms: 9.
Bar/ Lounge area
Paid shuttle service
Sports & Fitness
- Fitness centre
- Horseback riding
- Motor board
- Golf course
- Paid shuttle service
- Room service
- Bicycle rental
- Self-service laundry
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Medical facilities service
- Restaurant buffet
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
Spa & Leisure
- Air conditioning
- Individual heating
- In-room safe
- Living room
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Flat-screen TV
- In-room computer
- Direct dial telephone
- Parquet floor
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed
In the Room
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 1 Single bed
In the Room
1 Single bed
1 Single bed
- City landmarks
The hotel is in a busy and thriving district of the city [San Telmo], being just a few minutes from the main Buenos AIres centre itself - say 15 mins walk from Casa Rosada and the main shops on Florida. Flag down one of the stream of passing cabs, if you prefer, for $15-20 Argentine Peso's a time (about £3). The hotel itself has interesting decor, nice seating areas inc. an open courtyard in which to relax, a bar, loads of books & newspapers, free internet/wi-fi and is exactly the type of Argentine experience we wanted. The staff are so friendly and helpful with an excellent knowledge of the City both formal and informal - they are always available without being intrusive, and only too willing to help or just chat. Breakfasts are large, varied and all-inclusive, complimentary tea /coffee is availble on request (liberably and very willingly, in our experience). We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 seperate stays at Babel - using it as our base between seperate ventures to the South and West of Argentinaduring our overall stay. The hotel kindly guarded some of our luggage whilst we were away.........one of many nice gestures we enjoyed there.
San Telmo is very lively in the evening and this can mean street noise throughout the night - traffic, revellers, etc, so don't expect much peace and quiet in the bedrooms on the front of the hotel. However, this was not insurmountable and we found earplugs were the answer!
The staff was very personable and knowlegable about the city.
The room was very dirty - we found numerous hairballs on the floor and toilet and towels! Ugh and yuck. There were dustballs all over the floor in the courtyard (which was covered so it was not exposed to the outdoors) and the entry to our room. The bathroom was not very functional (I.E. nowhere to put toiletries, or even soap near the sink). Room was dark and sheets were torn; towels were frayed (not to mention, stained). This was supposed to be a superior room - what a joke. We ended up leaving and going to another (actual) boutique hotel that was clean!!
The staff could not have been more friendly, approachable and helpful. We assume that they are carefully hand-picked. They were certainly the best hotel staff we have met.
A small boutique hotel in the San Telhmo neighborhood. Easy walk to the plaza de Mayo to see the famous Casa Rosada, Cathedral. It is only few blocks to the Purerto Madero where you can have a very nice walk along the canal. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a nice Mac computer for guests to use. The staff is courteous, helpful and speaking good English. Bed and pillows are very comfortable. The flat screen TV is good but no English speaking channel. Breakfast is included and can be arranged even early in the morning.
A minor problem with our safe in the room.
The staff were excellent and so helpful that we didn't need the tourist office. I liked that it was small and boutique. The location was perfect, so close to Defensia Ave and the San Telmo Square. Lots of wonderful cafes, bars and restaurants very close.
The rooms were a bit dark, but this was the nature of the builidng. The price for a single person was nearly same as for double.
Everybody at the reception was really loveable and helpful! Very nice young men speaking very good English and Portuguese too. The interior of the hotel is extremely charming, nothing like any other hotel I have ever been to.
No minibar in the room, but the reception people are available to serve drinks 24 hours per day, for very reasonable prices. If you don't know the city, don't just walk out and go to a random direction, you may quickly end up in pretty gloomy areas. Make sure you know where you are going or ask for precise directions.
the location and design of the hotel. it's cosy and good for a one or two night stay.
there was no hot water when i had to take a shower at 6.00 am! and the pressure was ridiculous... i had to leave really early in the morning and the guy from the desk said they would arrange a quick breakfast for us but he forgot to tell the other guy...
Friendly efficient multilingual staff. Central location in trendy San Telmo. Free reliable wi-fi throughout. Good security & in room safe. Comfortable bed. Small boutique size.
This was my second stay at this hotel, but in contrast to my first visit I found my sleep disturbed by loud guests in the public areas of hotel & a great deal of street noise. I recommend requesting a room at the back of the hotel away from the street, bar & stairs.
It's small size & central location. Good security, free wi-fi, safe in room. Friendly efficient staff.
Enjoyed my stay.
Pleasant and interesting space, architecturally in a colorful part of Buenos Aires.
Although friendly and available, theynwe a little too laid back and were a bit unreliable.
Design and layout was very attractive - its a rennovated mansion. Breakfast was fresh and tasty - we arrived early on the morning of our first day and were offered breakfast even though we weren't 'entitled' to it! Nice touch. Rooms clean and plenty of space
The friendliness and helpfulness of staff who are willing to chat to you about local issues and assist you with tourism advice was excellent. The location is fantastic with so much to do and see all within walking distance. The 24/7 security is excellent. We like boutique small hotels and this is excellent.
Hotel Babel is a wonderful place to be at in Buenos Aires. It offers a relaxed atmosphere in the centre of the city. San Telmo is a great place to be and offers a good start for the rest of the city. The rooms are excellent , as are the staff. Very good breakfast. One of the best value for money hotels we have been.
Boutique hotel with 9 rooms in a great location in San Telmo! Plaza Dorrego is just around the corner with outdoor cafes and street performance tango dancers. Easy to walk to many places and inexpensive taxis everywhere. Very knowledge staff to help you plan your sightseeing days. Rooms are minimalist, but functional with free WIFI, and a simple breakfast is included.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was good and plentyful. Good location in San Telmo.
Our room was small and didn't have windows, so the air got sticky pretty quickly.